Title: Narrative of a journey from Constantinople ...
Publisher: London : Frederick Westley and A.H. Davis.
Publication Date: 1828
Book Condition: Good
Edition: 2nd Edition
Second edition. [vii] viii - xii, 445 printed pages [Directions for placing the Plates at end], folding engraved Constantinople map after contents pages, 5 full-page lithograph plates (plate supposed to be opposite page 63, opposite title-page), engraved plate of Hebrew opposite page 427, folding engraved plate of The Yafta opposite page 429, folding engraved map of author's route at end of text, (maps and one folding plate with one or two short closed tears, slight toning and sporadic foxing). Former owner's ink signature on front free endpaper. 13 x 20.5 cm. Contemporary full cloth, burgundy morocco label on spine with gilt titling (lower hinge split, very slightly marked and rubbed). Probable provenance: Robert Peter Fleming (1907-1971) who travelled the world partly as an officer in WWII, serving in Norway in 1940, in Greece in 1941 and subsequently in Burma, & India earning the Order of the Cloud and Banner from the Chinese government. Publications include Brazilian Adventure (1933), News from Tartary (1936), and The Sixth Column: A Singular Tale of Our Times (1952). Peter Fleming was the elder brother of Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond, and his achievements are remebered by the Peter Fleming Award given by the Royal Geographic Society to a "research project that seeks to advance geographical science". The author and sometime curate Robert Walsh (1772 - 1852) published a History of the City of Dublin in 1815 and went on to write several other books, including Notices of Brazil (1830). This is one of three books in which Contstantinople figures, and this one, like the others, was favourably reviewed. The Eclectic Review pronounced it "unpretending and delightful," with" distinct and extensive information," and concludes that "the most interesting people whom the author met with in his journey, are the Saxon refugees of the Transylvanian heptarchy, of whose history and manners he gives us an amusing account". Seller Inventory # 5229